The Bend Christmas Parade is set to hit the streets of Downtown Bend on Saturday, December 2, 2023 starting at noon. Festivities start at Highland Magnet School on Harmon and Newport. The parade route takes participants across the Newport Avenue Bridge, downtown along Wall Street, and parallel to Drake Park along Riverside Boulevard before ending on the west side of Galveston Avenue Bridge. Spectators are encourage to find viewing areas along the entire route.
Our 2023 Bend Christmas Parade Theme:
“The Lights of Christmas”
(There are tons of fun decorating options with this theme!We can't wait to see what people come up with!)
2023 Grand Marshals Trish Smith and Family
Join the Reindeer Rush and Include Your Kiddos in the Christmas Parade!Cascade Relays is excited to present the first-ever Reindeer Rush— an annual children’s event that marks the start of the beloved Christmas Parade in downtown Bend. The merriment takes place on the morning of Saturday, December 2nd, giving families an exciting chance to join in the festivities. This year, they’re offering FREE registration, and the first 500 kids to sign up will receive a reindeer headband to wear during the event. The Rush follows the parade route on Wall Street, with kids parading a few short blocks to the finish line, showcasing their holiday flair. *Registration is just for kids, but parents are welcome to join in the fun with their little ones. Learn more.